In the advent of Google Plus, I've been reconnecting with old friends - mostly friends from high school and college that I'd lost touch with over the years. The result is that I receive a daily dose of the most eclectic posts you could imagine, from the epic destruction of a video game boss to Star Wars ice cream to baby pictures, book reviews, celebrity gossip, and work stories from a plethora of industries. One of my friend's recent posts was entitled 'You have worked too long in the veterinary industry when . . . ' and it included such tidbits as:
- - You look at a cardboard box and recognize its coffin potential.
- - You go out to a club and the black light comes on, you check yourself for ringworm.
- - All of your pets are either 3 legged, lame, or blind in one eye.
- - You can detect maggots at 100 paces, just by the smell.
- - After seeing what goes in the washing machine at work, your own laundry doesn't seem so dirty.
- - You can play connect the dots with all of your patient-related scars and puncture wounds.
- - Your work clothes look like your pajamas.